Wiz Khalifa appeared at the Covelli Centre in the fall, selling out all student tickets. Penguin Productions was the team that planned, advertised and created the show.
Penguin Productions is a student organization that helps create and organize shows for Youngstown State University and the community.
Student board members, like Erin Sendiak, are at the center of operations, for they oversee production of the shows, along with advisory help of department board members.
Sendiak, a marketing major, said organizing events and advertising for Penguin Productions may prove invaluable when looking for a job after college.
“It’s a huge help to put on a resume that I’ve written contracts and marketed different bands,” Sendiak said.
The volunteer-run organization is tuned in to the entertainment business.
“Everyone has a really good perspective of what is going on in the music industry,” said adviser Mike McGiffin.
He compared the organization to an internship that provides hands-on experience.
“Everybody is really eager to learn in a very positive environment,” McGiffin said.
Plans for the spring involve an event with a festival feel, albeit in a more intimate gathering spot.
Penguin Productions has its sights set on national acts, but hasn’t released names yet.
Another event planned is May Day on May 3. This will be a large-scale event off campus.
Penguin Productions wants to cater to students’ wants and welcomes their suggestions. Suggestions may be given via their Facebook page or their website, http://www.penguinproductions.com.